February 1, 2007
Paccar Inc., Bellevue, Wash., donated $1.5 million to the University of North Texas to benefit research and teaching at the school’s College of Engineering. The gift will establish the Paccar Technology Institute and fund the Paccar Professorship of Engineering at the university’s Research Park College of Engineering in Denton, Texas.
LexJet, Sarasota, Fla., is supporting the charity Flat Daddies, which creates photo enlargements of soldiers deployed overseas for their families. Flat Daddies and Mommies are created by SFC Graphics, Toledo, Ohio, and printed on LexJet 55 Intermediate Adhesive Vinyl that is donated by the company.
Intervolve Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has integrated its Route Accounting System with the Roadnet Transportation Suite from UPS Logistics. The combinations will provide beverage distributors with on-demand sales, distribution and transportation management to optimize routes and save costs.
Sidel Group, Le Havre, France, will continue streamlining its Italian operations under Sidel Spa in Parma, Italy. This year, Sidel’s two factories will be merged in Parma, which will house Simonazzi and Sidel equipment for filling, processing, rinsing, palletizing, depalletizing and additional end-of-the-line equipment.
Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp, Richmond, Va., recognized its top three dealers of 2006: J.M. Equipment Co. Inc., Fresno, Calif.; New England Industrial Trucks, Boston; and Montacargas y Manejo de Materiales S.A., Mexico City. The company also honored 10 “Elite” salespeople of the year.
Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, offers 19 free online training courses on wireless solutions for process automation on the Web site, PlantWebUniversity.com. The company will offer five more courses soon and plans to translate all 24 courses into Spanish and Chinese.
Saddle Creek Corp., Lakeland, Fla., formed Saddle Creek Transportation Services, a new non-asset based division that will allow customers to handle all their logistics needs through a single source and streamline the supply chain.